Tag Archives: Prospect Park

Photo of the Week: Skiing in Prospect Park

I am drawn to the photograph above for two reasons: I am writing from my perch in the gallery level of the Brooklyn Historical Society Othmer Library where I can see a section of Clinton Street from my window. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Brooklyn History Photo of the Week: A Man and His Dog

Lucille Fornasieri-Gold donated ninety-three color and black and white photographs to Brooklyn Historical Society in 2008, including this one of a man and his dog on a bench in Prospect Park. Lucille Fornasieri-Gold was born in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn in … Continue reading

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Brooklyn History Photo of the Week: Three Picnicking Ladies

These three ladies are enjoying a leisurely picnic by the water in Prospect Park in 1899. Even then, just a year after the consolidation of Brooklyn into modern New York City, Frederick Law Olmsted’s park provided neighbors with a refuge … Continue reading

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Brooklyn History Photo of the Week: Couple at Prospect Park

Harry Kalmus was a Brooklyn-born photographer who grew up in the neighborhood of East New York. After serving in World War II, he returned to Brooklyn to become a professional photographer. He was a photographer for a Manhattan advertising agency … Continue reading

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Brooklyn History Photo of the Week: Concert Grove Lagoon, Prospect Park

As the days get warmer and the nights get shorter there’s nothing like an outdoor picnic to celebrate the early days of summer. This photo of picnickers in Concert Grove Lagoon depicts a picturesque scene of Brooklynites enjoying the mid-day … Continue reading

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